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August 14, 2017

USDA strengthens enforcement of COOL, mandatory reporting

The Agriculture Marketing Service of the US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) released a final rule allowing USDA to levy civil penalties and take other actions against violators of the Livestock Mandatory Reporting (LMR) and the Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) regulations. The final rule allows up to $10,000 in fines per violation of the LMR.  Read more

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